Noel Lorica

Noel Lorica

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Jazz - Contemporary | West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Total Song Plays: 3,742   
Member Since: 2005
   Last Login: 12/7/2017

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Noel Lorica

Award winning artist, Noel Lorica is the lead guitarist and composer for the band Treebo, which has been honing their performance for the last 3 years to create one of the most vibrant & remarkable concert performances for all audiences. Mixing edgy originals with classic covers and vibrant beats, its a sound that will electrify and keep crowds captured and entertained.

NOEL LORICA -Composer, Lead Guitarist

Recently on Famecast, Mr. Lorica was the only instrumentalist voted in the Top 5 on any stage and was first in the Latin stage with his songs "Warm Winds" & "Midnight Dreams". He then was one of the featured artists on the back cover of Billboard's Magazine. He has many fans which he keeps updated through Twitter, Youtube, Myspace, Facebook & his own website.

His third album "Second Glance" won his song "Tell Me Now" with female vocalist Becky Espulgar, Jazz Song of the Year at IACmusic and in addition, his album are selling widely on ITunes. He is currently in preparations for a tour to coincide with the release of 'Treebo's debut album that is features up & coming vocalist Z.

His songs also have been chosen to appear on several compilation CDs and was featured in the Italian Jazz Magazine.

Entries in the 2007 Grammy awards including :

Record of the Year (El Viento, Midnight Dreams, Samba in A & Scent of Cinnamon)
Album of the Year (First Dance)
Best New Artist (Noel Lorica)
Best Jazz Instrumental Solo (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen & My Favorite Things)
Best Jazz Instrumental Album (Christmas Jazz - On the Smooth And Wayward Path)
Best Instrumental Composition (Scent of Cinnamon & Midnight Dreams)
Best Instrumental Arrangement (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen)

2008 Ballot entries:

Record of the Year (American Journey, Novadelic, Second Glance)
Album of the Year (Second Glance)
Song of the Year (Tell Me Now, That's How It Is (Crazy Nights))
Best New Artist (Noel Lorica)
Best Pop Instrumental Album (Second Glance)
Best Jazz Instrumental Solo (Amargosa)
Best Instrumental Composition (Passing By)
Best Instrumental Arrangement (Wouldn't it Be Loverly)
Best Engineered Album Non-Classical (Second Glance- Chuck Hemann)

Great American Song Contest - Award Winner -Honorable Mentioned -"Back in Five"

John Lennon Song Contest for Latin category -Top 10 - "Second Glance"

Broadjam - 4 Songs voted #1 for Contemporary Jazz, Latin Jazz, All Genre (Florida) & Fan Pick (37-50)

Independent Artists Company (KIAC) - #1 (El Viento) & 6 others top 20 in Jazz

ITunes (Japan) #15 Christmas Album (Christmas Jazz - On the Smooth & Wayward Path)

MP3 tunes - Album (First Dance) #5 in Latin Jazz & #15 in Smooth Jazz.

Radiowave - 7 songs charted Prime Movers and Hot Sheet in Jazz, Latin & Urban

In addition, he is also getting great reviews. SmoothJazzandMore has awarded him in the top 10 albums of the year. And, Karl Stober of Ejazznews states that his debut album is "one of the rare stunning pieces of Latin jazz to hit the scene today".

Band Info

Award winning artist, Noel Lorica is the lead guitarist and composer for the band Treebo, which has been honing their performance for the last 3 years to create one of the most vibrant & remarkable concert performances for all audiences. Mixing edgy originals with classic covers and vibrant beats, its a sound that will electrify and keep crowds captured and entertained.

Treebo is fast becoming an attention grabber performing at major festivals, conventions & events including West Palm Beach's Waterfront, Sunfest, Miami Music Festival, Latin Heritage Festival, Springfest, City Place, Downtown at the Gardens and many others.

Background


Noel Lorica cultural background brings out subtle & sensual diversions to Jazz, combining, Latin rhythms & Asian precision into melody rich songs. Born in Manila, Noel played in a rock band as a teenager, though his mother urged him to take piano lessons. But his love was always the acoustic guitar. He also loved caring for animals & pursued a career in veterinary medicine. Musicially at that time he got exposed to the music of George Benson, Wes Montgomery, Paul Desmond, and the modern jazz instrumentalists. Leaving the Philippines Noel first migrated to San Francisco then decided to go East. He worked in New York & around Philadelphia. Later moving to South Florida where Latin Beats & Jazz influences were all around. There he found his perfect musical fit with a little Wayward style.He started to concentrate on perfecting his craft through tireless practice and soulful dedication. His music today is an expression of his musical and personal journey.

Each song of Noel has it's own character and touches each person differently, that's what seems to set them apart and what keeps more than one song on radio playlists.

Noel Lorica is distributed nationally by Victory Multimedia & Baker & Taylor. He is also on ITunes, Napster, Rhapsody, MSN Music, MusicNet, Yahoo, with many more in negotiations.